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Hillary Clinton to Present Spingarn Medal to Dr. Hazel Dukes at the 114th NAACP Convention

Renowned activist and leader Dr. Hazel N. Dukes will be awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal for her commitment to transformative advocacy and her brave leadership at the 114th NAACP National Convention in Boston, MA on August 1.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will present this prestigious honor to Dr. Dukes during the Spingarn Awards Ceremony.

“Dr. Dukes has transcended the boundaries of activism and advocacy. She has left an indelible mark on the State of New York, opening doors, and serving as inspiration for the next generation of leaders,” said Secretary Clinton.

Dr. Dukes has had an incredible impact on the Association through her various leadership roles including her current role as the President of the NAACP New York State Conference. She is an esteemed member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, an an active member of various Board of Directors sub-committees. She serves as President of the Hazel N. Dukes & Associates Consultant Firm while holding several leadership positions within her community.

Established in 1914 by then-Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors, Joel E. Spingarn, the Spingarn Medal acknowledges the highest or noblest achievement by a living African American in any honorable field during the preceding year or years. Previous recipients of the award have included:

• W.E.B. DuBois,

• Martin Luther King, Jr.,

• Myrlie Evers-Williams,

• Jackie Robinson,

• Maya Angelou,

• Cicely Tyson,

• Oprah Winfrey,

• Quincy Jones,

• And many others.

Don’t wait. Register for this summer’s Convention now at NAACP.ORG/CONVENTION and join us on August 1 at 7 p.m. ET as we present our most prestigious award to Dr. Dukes in the culminating event of our National Convention.


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